When I was about nineteen, I used to work at the mall. There was one kiosk that sold candied pecans and the sweet smell would lure you right to them! I took a chance on this wonderful sweet smell, never having tried them before, and quickly fell in love with this sugar coated nut. Around this time of year when all the holiday goodies are being made, I was curious about how to make them and combined two recipes I found. I took pictures as I went along with this experiment and thought if it turned out well I would share! And guess what? They were just as wonderful as I’d hoped! Not to mention slightly addicting…Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups pecan halves or 10 oz bag
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp water
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix sugar, brown sugar, and salt in one bowl.
In another bowl, whisk egg white, vanilla, and water until frothy.
Add pecans to egg mixture and mix until well coated.
Add the sugar and salt mixture and toss/stir until well coated.
Spread flat on baking sheet. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Oh, and your house will smell amazing while this is cooking and a few hours after…
Here they are, all crispy and sweet! Ready to pop in your mouth and enjoy! If you plan on giving these to friends and family, you might want to double the recipe because you’ll want to eat most of these…
Have you tried a new recipe this season? Share it in the comments!